9780077344399

Lab Manual for Physical Science

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077344399

  • ISBN10:

    0077344391

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 1/19/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

The laboratory manual, written and classroom-tested by the author, presents a selection of laboratory exercises specifically written for the interests and abilities of non-science majors. There are laboratory exercises that require measurement, data analysis, and thinking in a more structured learning environment, while alternative exercises that are open-ended "Invitations to Inquiry" are provided for instructors who would like a less structured approach. When the laboratory manual is used with Physical Science, students will have an opportunity to master basic scientific principles and concepts, learn new problem-solving and thinking skills, and understand the nature of scientific inquiry from the perspective of hands-on experiences. The instructor's edition of the laboratory manualcan be found on the Physical Sciencecompanion website.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Acknowledgments

Materials Required for Each Experiment

Experiments

1. Graphing

2. Ratios

3. Motion

4. Free Fall

5. The Pendulum

6. Projectile Motion

7. Newton’s Second Law

8. Conservation of Momentum

9. Rotational Equilibrium

10. Centripetal Force

11. Archimedes’ Principle

12. Boyle’s Law

13. Work and Power

14. Friction

15. Hooke’s Law

16. Thermometer Fixed Points

17. Absolute Zero

18. Specific Heat

19. Static Electricity

20. Electric Circuits

21. Series and Parallel Circuits

22. Ohm’s Law

23. Magnetic Fields

24. Electromagnets

25. Standing Waves

26. Speed of Sound in Air

27. Reflection and Refraction

28. Physical and Chemical Change

29. Hydrogen

30. Oxygen

31. Conductivity of Solutions

32. Percentage Composition

33. Metal Replacement Reactions

34. Producing Salts by Neutralization

35. Identifying Salts

36. Solubility Curves

37. Natural Water

38. Measurement of pH

39. Amount of Water Vapor in the Air

40. Nuclear Radiation

41. Growing Crystals

42. Properties of Common Minerals

43. Density of Igneous Rocks

44. Latitude and Longitude

45. Topographic Maps

46. Telescopes

47. Celestial Coordinates

48. Motions of the Sun

49. Phases of Moon

50. Power Output of Sun

51. Special Project

Appendix

I. The Simple Line Graph

II. The Slope of a Straight Line

III. Experimental Error

IV. Significant Figures

V. Conversion of Units

VI. Scientific Notation

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